We are as excited about the new book as Margaret Cannon at the Globe & Mail is!
By Ian Hamilton, Anansi, 357 pages
I loved The Water Rat of Wanchai, the first novel featuring Ava Lee. Now, Ava and Uncle make a return that’s even better. Tommy Ordonez is the richest man in the Philippines. He’s lost $50-million in a land swindle and he wants Ava to get it back. There’s not just money at stake, but face and reputation as well.
Ava follows the cash from Canada to Costa Rica and, incidentally, gives us a very fine insider look at the hot world of online gambling. Off to Las Vegas, where David (The Disciple) Douglas, the world’s best poker player, is hosting a game for top spenders. But the bets turn out to be for more than money and Ava and Uncle confront an old adversary. This one is simply irresistible.